Taiwan Election 2012: President Ma Ying-jeou Wins Second Term

By on Jan 15, 2012 in Asia, Current Events, Events, International, Politics, World Comments

President Ma Ying-jeou won a second presidential four-year term in office in yesterday’s Taiwan Election 2012.

President Ma Ying-jeou
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According to the Taiwan Central Election Commission website, Ma Ying-jeou of the ruling Kuomintang Party garnered 6,891,139 votes (51.6 percent).

Tsai Ing-wen  of the Democratic Progressive Party secured 6,093,578 votes (45.6 percent) while James Soong Chu-yu of the People First Party (PFP) got 369,588 votes (2.77 percent).

According to Taipei Times, the winning candidate spoke before thousands of supporters at their national campaign headquarters in Taipei. “This is not Ma Ying-jeou’s personal victory, but one for the Taiwanese people” said Ma.

“It’s also a victory for our direction toward a clean government, prosperity and peace” the 61-year old leader added.

As per Taiwan Central Election Commission report, the vote counting process was completed 10PM of January 14, 2012, and voter’s turnout for the Taiwan election 2012 was 74.38 percent, with 13,452,016 out of the 18,086,455 eligible voters participating in yesterday’s election.

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